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  • Education
    • LL.M., Columbia University, 1994, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Parker School Recognition of Achievement (with honors) in International Law
    • J.D., University of Kansas, 1993, Kansas Law Review, Editor in Chief; Order of the Coif
    • B.S., University of Kansas, 1986, Business Administration and Accounting
"There is no shortage of praise for Bill Mahood’s immense knowledge of acquisitions and divestitures," writes Chambers USA, the world’s leading guide to the legal profession. Bill is the Practice Area Leader of Polsinelli's national Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures practice. In that capacity, he regularly represents the firm's clients in a broad array of acquisition, divestiture, and joint venture transactions.

His primary practice areas include:
  • Representing entrepreneurs in the sale of their business
  • Assisting businesses to grow by acquisition or capital infusion
  • Joint ventures
For 20 years, Bill represented Sprint Corporation in the acquisition and divestiture of a number of its businesses, including in the areas of wireless and prepaid service, specialized Wi-Fi and conferencing. He has also represented Mariner Wealth Advisors for 13 years in the acquisition and divestiture of a number of its affiliates, including Tortoise Capital Advisors, Mariner Quantitative Solutions, and Palmer Square Capital Management.

Bill has substantial experience in Kansas, Missouri, and Delaware organizational law and governance. In this capacity, he regularly advises clients on complex entity formations and the impact of the local law on debt and equity securities issuances, significant corporate transactions, and the inter-relationship among owners, managers, and agents.

Bill is a problem solver for the firm’s clients. When their needs are outside of his area of expertise, he serves as an ambassador to the firm’s other attorneys, ensuring clients receive the services they need from litigation, to labor and employment, to intellectual property, and any of the other more than 170 Polsinelli services and industries.